The following events are taking place nationwide for National Brain Awareness Week March 15th to 21st
Want to get involved in organising your own event?  Simply email  with the details to have it included on our online calendar.

Dementia Research Webinar - Vascular Demenria

Online Event

Hot Topics in Dementia Research webinar series is on the topic of Vascular Dementia and takes place Monday 28th Feb 11-12pm. 

The webinar is suitable for a wide audience, including healthcare professionals, researchers, people living with dementia and family members.

You can register for this free HERE.

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Patients Deserve Better Campaign comes to Dublin

Online Event

There is a serious shortage of neurology specialist nurses across all the Dublin neurology centres which serve Dublin and the surrounding counties. 

Register HERE for our online launch on March 1st where we will be joined by the National Clinical Lead for Neurology, Professor Orla Hardiman, as well as specialist nursing and patient representatives. 

All Party Oireachtas Committee on Dementia Briefing on Brain Health and Dementia

The All Party Oireachtas Committee on Dementia will host a briefing on Brain Health and Dementia on Tuesday 8th March. Formed in 2016, the All-Party Oireachtas Group on dementia is an important forum for discussion and advocacy on dementia in the Oireachtas. The key role of the group is to build understanding and galvanise cross-party Oireachtas support and consensus for long-term planning and resources for people with dementia and their family carers. Visit for more information.

Radio Interview on Lucan Live

96.4 FM // Online

Listen to Neurological Alliance of Ireland Executive Director Mags Rogers on  Lucan Live on Wednesday 9 March @ 3pm.

Listeners in Lucan & environs may tune in on 96.4fm, those listening outside the Lucan area, countrywide or overseas may tune in via this LINK 

Creative Brain 101

Naughton Institute Trinity College Dublin

Speakers from academia, education, neuroscience, research, creative and cultural sectors discuss why creativity is a key skill now and critical into the future for driving innovation and better ways of living. Topics include; ‘Why Creativity is The Skill of this Century’ and ‘Creating the Potential for Creativity to Flourish’.

Business and Innovation – The Creative Brain in Action

Naughton Institute Trinity College Dublin

Business and Innovation, Neuroscience and Creativity

The application of creativity and neuroscience in tech and innovation, business and care. Contributors from Singapore to USA connect with Irish innovation.

Creativity with Neuroscience

Naughton Institute Trinity College Dublin

On Monday, topics are framed around the theme of ‘Creativity with Neuroscience’. How is creative knowledge made? Where does biology become imagination?  How does it nurture early years development, support late life flourishing?

Results of the "Tell Us How You Feel" Migraine Survey


For Brain Awareness Week 2022 (March 14th - 22nd) we'll be releasing the results of our 'Tell Us How You Feel Survey' as part of our 'You Are Not Alone' campaign launch which will detail responses from people suffering from migraine. 

Click HERE to fill in our survey if you have not participated yet! It takes only two minutes. 

Webinar Addressing Malnutrition in Alcohol Use Disorders

Online Event

Alcohol Forum of Ireland has put together a talk on addressing Malnutrition in Alcohol Use Disorders – with a special focus on Thiamine Deficiency and Wernickes-Korsakoffs Syndrome’.

Malnutrition is a common but often under-recognized feature of AUD and is an important contributory cause of Alcohol-Related Brain Injury  - a preventable but serious neuropsychiatric  condition that can have an enduring and disabling impact on people affected.

Neurological Alliance of Ireland TEAM Video for Brain Awareness Week

Online Event

Brain Awareness Week 2022 takes place from March 14th to 20th. The theme is Together We Are Stronger: Promoting the Value of Teams, Partnerships and Collaborations in Neurological Care and Research. 

The Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) TEAM campaign launches with a video that highlights the importance of the multidisciplinary approach to meeting the needs of people with neurological conditions and their families.

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: Treatment and Research Networks Online Talk

Online Event

On March 15th at 12pm via Zoom, join  Dr. Shane Lyons, Movement Research Fellow Tallaght University Hospital  to find out more about  Progressive Supranuclear Palsy an under recognised and under diagnosed progressive neurological condition and the importance of networks in rare conditions.

The meeting will be of interest to a wide audience including healthcare professionals, researchers, people with PSP and CBD and family members.

Resilience - Art Expo Launch

St. Peter’s Cork, North Main St., Cork

To mark Brain Awareness Week 2022, Headway in Cork are delighted to invite you to the opening of “Resilience”, a new art exhibition featuring works by brain injury survivors in the Cork Headway service.

The exhibition will be in St. Peter’s Cork, North Main St. and will run from March 15th to 24th

We would be delighted if you could join us for the opening day, March 15th, 2pm to 4pm!


Synaesthesia Gallery AR: Journey Through the Senses

Long Room Hub and campus, Trinity College Dublin

 Dr Svetlana Rudenko, Dr Mads Haar, and Dr Richard Roche are launching a free Augmented Reality (AR) app featuring Music by Liszt, Chopin, Schumann, Scriabin and others painted by artists-synaesthetes. The Gallery is the result of a seven-year creative collaboration between artists-synaesthetes and concert pianist, composer and researcher Dr Svetlana Rudenko  Talks by Prof.

The Creative Brain on Arts, Health & Wellness

Naughton Institute, Trinity College Dublin

Join world-leading neuroscientists, educationalists, health policymakers, artists, and innovators in exploring the brain and creativity. Tickets for this event are free and the event can be attended either online or in-person at Trinity College Dublin, with presentations and talks taking place from 10 am - 4 pm.

Click HERE to register

PainTalks with Chronic Pain Ireland Live

Online Event

PainTalks with Chronic Pain Ireland. A live and interactive event. They are joined by Mags Clark-Smith MA, PGCE, a movement specialist and Director of Resolving Chronic Pain, with clinics based in Ireland and Scotland. Mags is a Stress Illness practitioner, University Lecturer and researcher in dance, movement and psychology and is a member of the Irish Pain Society. 

They explore How movement can calm the mind and how the detailed precise approach fits with new evidence concerning pain in the brain.

Throughout this live and interactive talk they:

MS Ireland Webinar with Dr Claire MacCoy & Dr Lisa Costello

Online Event

Dr Claire McCoy and Dr Lisa Costelloe to join MS Ireland on a webinar to discuss their thoughts on the recent EBV study from Harvard University. The paper titled ‘Longitudinal analysis reveals high prevalence of Epstein-Barr virus associated with multiple sclerosis’ which was recently published involved 10 million young adults in the US military.

Click HERE For more information and to register for this online event.

March 16th from 4pm to 5pm via Zoom

Creative Programme

Trinity College Dublin

Some highlights from the creative exhibition running during Creative Brain Week March 12th-16th include:

  • A celebration of neuro-diverse artists
  • Drama performance for early years development
  • Dance for healing the body in trauma
  • Art made by people living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
  • Forget Me Nots Choir perform during the week


To register your interest in these events among many others, click here

Creativity, Neuroscience and Equity

Naughton Institute, Trinity College Dublin

Extraordinary real time case studies from across the globe highlighting the many ways in which creative brains can solve problems. This event runs from 10.30am-6pm and can be attended both online and in-person.

Click HERE to register

Journey Through the Senses: Live Piano and Ballet

Whale Theatre

In this Piano, Choreography & Lights Concert we explore the nature of Synaesthesia, blending senses condition, when music & sound is perceived in gestures/ movement and colour- lights. Ramachandran & Hubbard consider Synaesthesia a “window into perception, thought and language”, it helps us to understand how senses interact and influence our perception and emotions. In the program Satie 6 Gnossiennes, Scriabin Sonata N4 F-sharp major, Op.30 Choreography via Synaesthesia: by Zoe Marinello-Kohn, and Two Poems Op.

All Party Oireachtas Briefing on Huntington's Disease

Leinster House Audio Visual room

Huntington's Disease Association of Ireland will host a presentation for members of the Oireachtas in Leinster House Audio Visual room on March 23rd . HDAI aim to increase awareness and understanding of Huntington's Disease and secure cross-party support for a specialist national service to ensure Huntington's affected families have access to the necessary coordinated support and care they desperately need. Visit for more information.

Hot Topics In Dementia Research


Dementia Research Network Ireland are hosting free monthly 1-hour webinars on hot topics
in dementia research. These webinars will provide an opportunity to hear from those
working in basic science, clinical and social research as well as from people living with
dementia and their families. Each one-hour webinar will include a Q&A with the audience.

Click HERE to register!

Huntington's Disease Seminar


Huntington's Disease Association of Ireland will host a seminar with guest speaker Cathy Coughlan, Senior Speech & Language Therapist on March 26th in Cork. This seminar is open to people living with Huntington's disease and family caregivers. For further information please contact HDAI at

Europe Wide Survey on Living with a Neurological Condition


For #brainawarenessweek2022 our colleagues in the European Federation of Neurological Associations have launched a Europe-wide survey to help identify the challenges faced by people who live with neurological conditions. The closing date for responses is Tuesday 19th April.


Click HERE to do the survey